Editor’s Note: If there’s been one constant in this wild n’ zany 2018, it’s that we’ve consistently sung the praises of Lauren Ruth Ward. Last Thursday night (April 26), we finally got to witness the goods front and center as the Los Angeles rock and blues powder keg rolled at The Red Room at Cafe 939. We gave you plenty of reasons to go, and we hope y’all did, as Ward remains one of the true breakout stars of this early year. If you missed out, fear not; or if you were there and want to re-live it, rejoice: Maria Alejandra Mata was on Boylston Street capturing snaps of the action, including a few shots of Los Angeles indie band Slugs and Boston folk singer Grace Givertz. Scan through her full gallery below, in reverse order of appearance.